Staff/Advisors

You can download the CLI Organization Chart here: Center for Leadership and Involvement Org Chart 

Jimmy Brown (he/him/his)

Director of the Center for Leadership and Involvement, Reynolds Club 205
jimbrown@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-3343

Ask me about getting involved in Student Government & the Student Engagement Fund!

Jimmy earned his undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland. After a little time working at the Biosphere 2 Center, he went on to receive his Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan. He moved to Chicago in February 2012 to begin his work at UChicago. When not on campus, Jimmy enjoys trying out new recipes and exploring restaurants around the city. One of his favorite pastimes is finding new and/or oddly flavored snacks to bring for the CLI staff to try!

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Activator, Individualization, Communication, Strategic, Woo

MBTI: ESFJ-A

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Lead from where you are" 


Karen Chang Pryor (she/her/hers)

Associate Director for Co-Curricular Advising, Reynolds Club Advising Center
kcp@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-2202

Ask me about applying to become a new RSO & getting involved with Undergraduate Student Government!

Karen has been a member of the CLI team since 2017. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, she attended University of Puget Sound (where she first fell in love with student involvement) and got her Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maryland College Park. She likes to spend her time exploring botanic gardens and museums and watching Golden State Warriors games.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Competition, Intellection, Input, Learner, Strategic

MBTI: INTJ

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Rejection is redirection."


Karina Pabón (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Student Leadership Development, Reynolds Club Advising Center
kpabon@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-5506

Ask me about UChicago LEADS, RSO Involvement & Strengths Quest!

Karina joined the University in July 2019. She is originally from Puerto Rico and received her undergraduate degree at University of Central Florida (Go Knights, Charge On!), and her Master’s in Student Personnel in Higher Education at University of Florida (Go Gators!). In her free time, she enjoys reading her never ending to-read book pile, watching too much reality TV, and exploring new things to do in the city!

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Includer, Connectedness, Harmony, Relator, Arranger

MBTI: ENFJ-A

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Wherever you go, there you are."


Heather Duval (she/her/hers)

Student Involvement Advisor, Reynolds Club Advising Center
hduval@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 702-4547

Ask me about Womens Leadership Series, Student Leader Awards & the Student Leadership Institute! 

Heather joing CLI in October of 2022. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Languages & Cultures with a focus in Korean Studies from the University of Michigan College of Literature Science and the Arts in 2021, and received her Master’s of Management from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2022. Heather enjoys all forms of media consumption whether that be scrolling on social media, indulging in certifiably bad films and TV shows or curating lengthy playlists for oddly specific moods. 

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Strategic, Input, Learner, Intellection, Adaptability

MBTI: ENFP-T

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Perfection is the enemy of completion."


Sarah Hussain (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Student Involvement, Reynolds Club Advising Center
sahussain@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-0861

Ask me about RSO policies & Student Government funding bodies!

Sarah has been at CLI since September 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Michigan and received her Master’s in Higher Education Administration & Policy from Northwestern University. She is from Glenview, IL and her favorite show is The Great British Bake-Off.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Individualization, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Connectedness

MBTI: INFJ

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Take photos of you and your loved ones as often as you can!"


Amie Bernstein Clark (she/her/hers)

Student Involvement Advisor, Reynolds Club Advising Center
amieclark@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834- 3429

Ask me about what it takes to plan a successful event. The details are everything!

Amie joined CLI in November 2022! Originally from Long Island, New York, Amy is a proud product of SUNY Suffolk County Community College, an active Phi Theta Kappa Alumni, and former International Officer for the organization. She earned both her bachelor's and master's from The University of Mississippi in Psychology/English and Higher Education/Student Personnel respectively. Her favorite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower because it sparked her love of literature as an adolescent. She loves exploring new places and trying as many new restaurants as possible.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Futuristic, Restorative, Input, Learner, Achiever

MBTI: ENFJ-T

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Be yourself, you are enough."


Melissa Roy (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director, Business Operations, Reynolds Club 004
mroy@uchicago.edu
T: (773) 834-0854

Ask me about all things finance: FINANCE! Reimbursements, payments, vendors, deposits, etc!

Melissa has been a part of CLI for the past 22 years and still counting. She came to the University of Chicago with a background in finance and administration. Originally from the South Suburbs, she decided to live in Chicago for over 15 years, but back to the Burbs! Her favorite books are the Wicked series and her favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama. In my free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and son, and doing anything crafty or sporty.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Achiever, Responsibility, Belief, Developer, Consistency.

MBTI: INFJ

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Keep moving forward!"


Keisha Jones (she/her/hers)

Fiscal Coordinator for Student Programs and Businesses, Reynolds Club 006
kjones21@uchicago.edu

Ask me about reimbursements and the process of completing a Blueprint request, coffee shop vendor information & procurement services.

Keisha has been with CLI since February 2020, born a Chicago Native who attended Hyde Park Career Academy for high school and City Community College. She is a mom and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Discipline, Relator, Focus, Harmony, Responsibility

MBTI: ISFJ

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Treat people how you would want to be treated."


TJ Jordan (he/him/his)

Fiscal Coordinator for Student Programs and Chicago Maroon Business Manager, Reynolds Club 006
tjjordan@uchicago.edu

Ask me about the Maroon, Blueprint Purchase Requests!

TJ joined CLI in the summer of 2022. He is from the Southside of Chicago, the first graduating class from The Chicago Highschool for Agricultural Sciences(CHSAS). His favorite book is The 5th horseman by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. His favorite movie is American Gangster. He is a proud grandpa of 12 little ones and enjoys doing volunteer work through homeless shelters and rehab homes.

CliftonStrengths Top 5: Achiever, competition, individualization, learner, Strategic

MBTI: ENFJ

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is...

"Slow down."


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